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Politics of Thursday, 26 October 2017

Source: Myjoyonline.com

We couldn't swallow Bawumia in 2016 – Solomon Nkansah

The National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Communications Officer says the past government's pathetic response to attacks by political opponents robbed it of victory in the 2016 polls.

Solomon Nkansah said Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia's reputation as an economist was bolstered last year because the NDC was not able to raise someone of his calibre to counter him.

With a degree in Public Relations, he said he would have counseled the government on the best way to respond to political opponents had he been drafted into the party's 2016 campaign team.

"If you are dealing with reputation management, you need to find a senior economist in our government to respond to Dr Bawumia in an equal measure and swallow him ," he told Joy News Thursday.

Some senior members of the NDC have admitted Dr Bawumia was their major headache last year because of his repeated attacks on the past government over the economy.

Like a surgeon, the then New Patriotic Party (NPP) Running mate operated on the economy and concluded it was anchored on a weak foundation.

"If you allow Mahama another four year term, he will tell you he has laid a foundation for takeoff. How many foundations are needed for this building to be built?" he said in September, 2016.